Sonny Dykes and his team aren't looking to spend any time wallowing after the abysmal 2013 season, which includes recruiting and building the program with the coaching staff and players that Dykes believes in.
Dykes said he won't make changes to his coaching staff merely to appease frustrated fans or send a message to recruits.
Dykes gave defensive coordinator Andy Buh a vote of confidence for the second straight week after a season in which the Bears allowed a record 45.9 points per game but also played much of the schedule without five would-be defensive starters.
"If you did things for appearances, all you would do is try to win today," Dykes said. "Building a program is about doing things the right way over the long term. In coaching, it's funny how you get dumb really fast, then how guys get smart again really fast."
when asked about Kline: "Jared's our QB, but Zach needs to make a decision that's in his best interest; we're completely supportive of that"— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) November 26, 2013
Dykes stated he was openly critical of the players in the locker room due to their recent performance (which isn't entirely shocking based on his comments in the press conference after the Big Game). Moving forward, the team plans to hold off on spring practice until after spring break to maximize the number of inured players who will be able to finally play; Cal counts that injuries caused the players on the two-deep to miss 138 games; Jeff Faraudo calculated 73 games missed by projected starters.
- You can #GiveToCal on December 3 as our student athletes spend the day volunteering around the Bay Area
- Another look at Cal's graduation problem, taking race into consideration
- Gennifer Brandon is taking some time away from the team to address some "personal matters"
- No. 17 Cal (3–2) defeated Northwestern at Haas Pavillion
- An upset by Washington State on Senior Day leaves an injured Cal squad (no. 23) still vying for Coach Feller's 600th career win
- Speaking of Senior Night, seniors Joan Caloiaro and Adrienne Gehan recorded a video to give thanks at the end of their careers (including bloopers):
- The fourth-seeded Bears (13–4–2, 6–3–1 Pac-12) defeated Bradley in the first round of the NCAA tournament
- Alec Sundly is the College Soccer News National Player of the Week
Women's Swimming and Diving
- Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin won Golden Goggles for the Relay Performance of the Year when they won the 4x100m free relay at the World Championships
— Universal Sports (@universalsports) November 25, 2013
Men's Swimming and Diving
- Golden Bears ranked 12th, 10th, and 7th at the Texas Diving Invitational
- Jeremy Bagshaw, who posted the top time in the nation for the 1000 free this year, was interviewed by the Morning Swim Show:
- Michael Kim and Michael Weaver ended the first day of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic placed 7th and 19th. Go Michaels!
- ESPN's Pac-12 Power Rankings: If you'd like official confirmation we are the worst team in the conference
- Thy master of rules, Mike Pereira, reiterates that Furd LB Shayne Skov should have been ejected for targeting when he hit QB Jared Goff
- Video and an article of future Bear QB Luke Rubenzer's nine-TD day in the Division III semifinals (video autoplays)
- Cal commit Vic Enwere discusses with Maize N Brew (the SBN site for Michigan) why he picked Cal
- Shots fired by a Cardinal:
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) November 25, 2013